Pipiwai Trail

Pipiwai Trail, Haleakala National Park: Address, Phone Number, Pipiwai Trail Reviews: 5/5

Pipiwai Trail
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A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls, beautiful pools and an eerie bamboo forest.
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WanderingMe
Ontario, Canada27 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
It is a very unique experience, It is well worthy it. Try to go early to avoid crowd. It is a bit muddy, but definitely not that bad. Th bamboo part and the falls at the end is the best. The swimming pool under the falls is closed.
Written January 2, 2022
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SVAA0814
Tampa, FL102 contributions
Dec 2021
I loved this trail and the bamboo forest. We stayed in Hana for few days and so at this trail around 9ish with very few people. When we were returning, a lot more families were going on this trail. I would most definitely recommend this trail - not too long, not too difficult. Very wet so wear appropriate shoes/sandals and clothes.
Written December 23, 2021
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tia4410
Boston, MA17 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Magnificent! One word is enough to describe this trail! Totally worth the drive as part of the Road to Hana. Bamboo forest and bridges were my favorite but the waterfalls were also breathtaking..We were fine with 2 teens but it might be really hard for people with young children. You need non slip sandals, it is muddy and wet and medium difficulty.
Written December 22, 2021
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Richard J
Albuquerque, NM24 contributions
Nov 2021
The hike is wonderful. I love the bamboo forest. The park rangers are way too controlling. In a misguided effort to keep the user safe, they have eliminated doing all the adventurous stuff, like swimming and jumping off the cliffs.
Written November 16, 2021
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Greg318
Mansfield, MA204 contributions
Nov 2021
Driving about 9 miles past Hana you come to Kipahulu, part of Haleakalá National Park. Hike through a bamboo forest to Waimoku Falls. Trail is easy to follow but steep in sections and uneven terrain. Other parts are flat on boardwalks especially through the bamboo. Well worth the trip though the road is very narrow in places but paved all the way to the park.
Written November 9, 2021
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prakvaid58
Philadelphia, PA1,815 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
One of the most exquisitely beautiful trails in the world! It’s a 4 mile loop taking about 2 hours .. may take 2 1/2 - 3 hours if you take your time .. totally worth taking ur time!
A lot of steps on your way up but filled with so much beauty … waterfalls.. bamboo forests… banyan trees.. until you reach the end.., and . Viola! U see the highest waterfall in Maui.., the Waimuku falls! An absolute marvel!
Definitely a MUST!

It’s a few miles BEYOND and SOUTH of Hana.. don’t miss it!
Written October 26, 2021
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Meagan L
Clark, NJ51 contributions
Oct 2021
30$ pay to park. no reservation needed. wear sneakers. The lakes at O'he were closed. The trail was worn, but it's still nice. It gets crowded. Prepare for very winding roads.
Written October 21, 2021
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joaniemaria
Eldridge, IA2,105 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
We hiked this trail while on our Hana Highway journey. We made it to the bamboo forest, then turned around. That part of the trail is two miles one way. It was a warm, sunny and humid day. Bring lots of water. We brought a cooler filled with our own food and water. There are restrooms and water available in the national park, although the visitor center was closed due to pandemic. The trail starts out steep, then levels off. It is scenic and rugged. I recommend a visit. You will need a national park pass to enter Haleakala National Park . Start your Hana Highway trip early. It closes at 5 pm. It gets dark at 6:30, so leave at dawn to make it to the park.
Written September 22, 2021
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ERL
4 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Please DO NOT drive to Pipiwai Trail on the backside of Haleakala National Park! I accidentally drove on this road in light rain because I was following google map's direction. It's extremely dangerous and there are a few segments of dirt road. The roads on the back side are narrow
with many blind curves (WITHOUT mirrors!!!) and falling rock areas. There are a few narrow one way roads along the cliffs without rails, which are extremely dangerous. I would recommend joining guided tours so you can take pictures along the way.

We arrived Pipiwai Trail a bit after 9 AM. I would recommend wearing proper footwear—definitely NO open toe shoes/sandals. The trail is pretty muddy and slippery with lots of insects on the ground so not the best place to wear open-toe shoes. There are some mosquitoes so please spray some bug repellant before you start the trail. Also bring lots of water in summer. The waterfall at the end of trail and the bamboo forest are definitly worth the $30 that i paid at the national park entrance. We left the trail around 12:30PM(Tuesday) . According to the Haleakala National Park service people, it's better to leave around or before 12PM to avoid the traffic. We did not encounter any traffic on the road going back to Kapalua.
Written August 5, 2021
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Greg F
Riverview, FL56 contributions
Jul 2021
If you can bare the drive to get here, it was worth it. All the falls, scenic views, Bamboo Forest and tropical trees make it a paradise.
Written July 28, 2021
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